HBO has debuted a new teaser trailer for Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino’s new controversial HBO series “The Young Pope” which will premiere in 2017.
The series deals with the beginning of Pius XIII’s pontificate. Born Lenny Belardo (Jude Law), he is a complex and conflicted character, so conservative in his choices as to border on obscurantism, yet full of compassion towards the weak and poor.
The first American pope, Pius XIII is a man of great power who is stubbornly resistant to the Vatican courtiers, unconcerned with the implications to his authority. Diane Keaton also stars in the series which is a co-production of HBO and Sky.